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Volume:29 Issue:1 Number:2 ISSN#:2563-5476
Meta-analysis
ACE Report #12512
Ace Report Cover Shoulder & Elbow

Superior Function and Surgical Outcomes with IM Nail/Knowles Pin Fixation vs Plate Fixation


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Plate fixation versus intramedullary nail or Knowles pin fixation for displaced midshaft clavicle fractures: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

Medicine (Baltimore). 2020 Sep 25; 99(39): e22284.

Contributing Authors: L Li X Yang F Xing J Jiang X Tang

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Synopsis

Twelve randomized controlled trials including a total of 839 patients were included in this meta-analysis comparing intramedullary nail/Knowles pin fixation to plate fixation. Pooled outcomes of interest included Constant scores, Disability of the Arm Shoulder and Hand (DASH) scores, the risk of non-union, revision/re-intervention, re-fracture, infection and removal rate, operative time, incision ...

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